Virtual Training Classes


Welcome to Emerald City Karate’s Cyber Dojo.  Due to the COVID-19 ‘stay at home’ order, we currently are offering karate training virtually both through live Zoom classes as well as our curriculum content which is available 24 hours a day via YouTube.

These classes are for students ages 4 and older.  In addition to our regular classes, we are also offering our Weapons Class and Stripe Testing classes virtually.  Please check out the details for each program below.


New students: How to join our Karate Family!

Congratulations on making the choice to begin your training in martial arts.  It will be a truly life-changing experience.

Our Unlimited 2 Week Trial is the perfect way to get started at Emerald City Karate.  It’s our honor to introduce you to the culture of the Karate Dojo during your trial.  You will have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and try out our classes with no obligation to enroll in further classes. This two-week trial is a great way to see if our school is the right place for you.

Our trial includes Unlimited training sessions for 2 weeks, a dojo T-shirt, a white belt for ONLY $29.99.

You can wear our dojo T-shirt as your trial uniform or you can purchase a regular Karate Uniform at any time!

We can deliver your T-shirt and a white belt to your house or you can pick them up from Emerald City Karate.

Please contact us at to deliver/pick up your T-shirt and white belt.

What to do before your first virtual class:

Check out our virtual class schedule to see which class works best for you.

Call us at 206.437.3932 or email us at if you have any questions.  We’re here for you!

  Purchase the two-week trial membership online.

  Please email us to confirm whether we should deliver your dojo T-shirt and Belt or if you’ll be stopping by the dojo in person.

  Please let us know if you or your child have any special circumstances that we should know about.


What to do on your first virtual class:

✓  Wear your Dojo T-shirt/Uniform and belt.  Get ready to have some fun!

  Prepare the items listed on our weekly cyber-dojo email for your class.

  Print out your stripe sheet to keep track of which belt stripes you have received.  (You can find the stripe sheets below.)

Items to prepare for our Zoom Classes:

They’re not required, but having them will make your online training experience better.

  • Pool Noodle (It’s handy to have one regular long noodle and one cut in half.)
  • a Punching pad (or cushion/pillow)
  • Hula Hoop or Ring
  • Balloon
  • Balls
  • Book
  • Extra Karate Belt, Rope, or pair of jeans
  • Pillows or Cushions
  • Sparring Gloves
  • Bucket or Basket

2 week Trial $29.99

Includes a Dojo T-shirt, white belt, and one private lesson


Memory Stripe

Bronze Stripe

Silver Stripe

Gold Stripe


Students ages 7 to Adult can simply color in their stripe on their page as soon as they earn their Memory, Bronze, Silver, or Gold Stripes.

Little Dragons (Ages 4-6): We’ll be awarding virtual stripes to Little Dragons students who attend our Zoom live training sessions.  Please color in the sheet as you get your stripes so you can earn your next belt. Please check the sheet for more details.


This is a perfect opportunity to practice tieing your belt if you haven’t mastered it already! Use this video to follow us step-by-step and you’ll be able to tie your belt in no time!


Karate is a martial art which was developed and refined in Okinawa, a small island which is now part of Japan. The first step to becoming a martial artist is to understand the culture of your dojo. For Emerald City Karate, that means learning a few Japanese words!

One of the first things you will want to learn is how to count from 1 to 10 in Japanese. We will be using this counting system for warm ups, stretches, basics, and various times through out each class. Watch this video and learn your numbers so you can attend your first class feeling confident.


“I first started training under Sensei Tobey in 2008. When I first started my training I was a pack-a-day smoker. I had tried to quit smoking many times but had failed. I promised Sensei I’d quit before my black belt test. I no longer smoke, and I believe that my training in Shudokan Karate under Sensei Tobey gave me the mental discipline that I needed to quit.”

-Thom E – Adult Karate Program

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“My 7-year old son and I have been going to Emerald City Karate for several years now. We have had a great time and always look forward to our family/youth class. As well as teaching about karate and Japanese culture and language, Sensei Tobey provides great lessons on how to work hard and patiently to succeed in anything. It’s also a great way to get mid-week exercise!”

Alan H – Youth & Family Program

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“Sensei Tobey is my son’s Karate teacher (we’re in the 4 to 6-year-old class).   As a teacher of small children, I find him to be a wonderful combination of patience, discipline, and fun. He is very passionate about teaching Karate and it shows. He relates to the kids very well and can teach boys and girls equally, not only the physical skills of Karate but mental focus skills as well. It’s been a great experience for my son and I highly recommend Sensei Tobey and Emerald City Karate to anyone looking to enroll their child in a martial arts class. “

Yvette H (Karate Mom)

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Before joining Emerald City Karate I had no experience playing sports or participating in exercise programs because I didn’t like physical activities. So I didn’t expect I would be able to keep training for more than a month or so. But I found it to be fun immediately. The karate class has a variety of different subjects that keep students from being bored. Also, Sensei Tobey knows how to encourage students and allows them to have fun while feeling good about themselves. He likes telling jokes and making students laugh but his passion for teaching karate is always distinctive and serious. Because of his encouragement, I have kept training for a long time and even now I am training in Japan! Karate has taught me the joy of exercise and improved my concentration and it continues to teach many students to practice better manners and etiquette.

It is my pleasure to recommend Emerald City Karate for your exercise and experience in martial arts.

-Kaoru M: Adult Karate Program

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“I cannot say enough good things about the programs offered at Emerald City Karate. If you have children, this dojo (school) is a wonderful environment for them to learn traditional Japanese martial arts, self-discipline, and to have a great time!”

-Samantha: Karate mom

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